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African Tripartite FTA Launched

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Monday, June 15, 2015

On June 10 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, the leaders of the Southern African Development Community, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, and the East African Community agreed to present the proposed tripartite free trade area for signature by their 26 member countries. Read Full Story

 


Southern Africa Officials Discuss Fiscal Risk Management

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Friday, May 8, 2015

Finance Ministry officials from eight southern African nations attended an International Monetary Fund seminar on managing fiscal risks between April 27 and 30. Read Full Story

 


European, African Trade Blocs Seek To Improve FTA

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, April 24, 2015

Delegations from the European Free Trade Association States and the Southern African Customs Union convened on April 22, 2015, in Gaborone, Botswana, for their third Joint Committee meeting under the free trade agreement between the two sides. Read Full Story

 


Good Progress Being Made On African Tripartite FTA

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

It was indicated, at the recent 34th Southern African Development Community Heads of States and Governments Summit, that negotiations for the tripartite free trade agreement, with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa and the East African Community, are at an advanced stage. Read Full Story

 


South African Mineral Export Taxes Possible Under EU EPA

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Thursday, July 24, 2014

According to South Africa's Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, one of the major benefits that his country has taken out of the agreed Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union is that the new treaty allows some policy space for the introduction of mineral export taxes. Read Full Story

 


US Reviews Duty-Free Aid Commitment To Africa

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Monday, July 7, 2014

US President Barack Obama has reinstated Madagascar's eligibility for African Growth and Opportunity Act tariff benefits, effective immediately, but has withdrawn Swaziland's eligibility, with effect from January 1, 2015. Read Full Story

 


US Reinstates Mali's AGOA Benefits

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Monday, December 30, 2013

United States President Barack Obama has made his annual determination regarding country eligibility for the African Growth and Opportunity Act in 2014, and has reinstated Mali's eligibility for its benefits with effect from January 1, 2014. Read Full Story

 


EU Pushing For Progress On African Trade Talks

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The European Union's Trade Commissioner has said that the bloc has "the opportunity to seal agreements that will ensure the necessary access to a market of 500m consumers for key African exports, while bringing our trade and development partnership to a more advanced stage." Read Full Story

 


EU, South Africa Discuss SADC EPA Timing

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

In a joint communiqué issued after their 6th Summit, which ended on July 18, the South African and European Union leaders said that they were convinced that the pending issues currently holding up completion of Europe's economic partnership agreement with the Southern African Development Community could be resolved. Read Full Story

 


Guernsey Expands Tax Cooperation Network

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Guernsey has confirmed the signing of its seventh double tax agreement since the beginning of 2012, with Luxembourg, adding to its network of agreements with provisions for the exchange of information on request in line with international best standards. Read Full Story

 

 

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